Lathandrus is a god worshiped throughout Theonosis. His portfolio revolves around history, scholarship and research. He is most importantly known as the maintainer of this website, Theonosis.com, which collects information from Lathandrine scholars around the world. Lathandrus remains neutral in most affairs, the better to serve his ultimate aims of documenting and fully researching all aspects of existence. He has been known to intervene in mortal happenings when it suits his needs, however, and he is strongly allied with Modrobene and several other powerful deities. Though he does not participate directly in their follies, he does provide advice and wisdom, and is a powerful source of information.
Lathandrine priests are scholars, documenting the culture, history, or natural features of a particular region. Most of his orders shapechange into a particular small, unobtrusive animal in order to watch history unfold without influencing its direction; though this is a commonly-known practice, many Lathandrines spend most of their time in their normal shape, researching, charting, writing or directly interviewing people.
- Earthworms are found on land, of course, but Lathandrine priests shaped into earthworms most typically study troglodytic areas.
- Gnats are the most visible and fabled of Lathandrine creatures. Species of gnats live essentially everywhere in the terrestrial world, and Lathandrine priests remain highly unobtrusive in their gnat form.
- Minnows are the major Lathandrine creature in the sea. Species of minnow are found in all kinds of aquatic environments, at all depths, salinities, pH, oxygen level, etc.
Many other animals have been rumored or documented, but are not common and may not be permanent - it seems that Lathandrus cycles through different animals to be sure that no one ever knows for sure whether any particular animal (or even plant) might be a Lathandrine. Proven examples include ants, guppies, newts, houseflies, mice and sparrows; certain plants are also rumored to be occasional Lathandrines, mostly decorative plants that survive close to human habitation, like roses, thyme or common grass.